Clothes "Pierre Cardin" is known everywhere, which is not surprising. Excellent quality, unique and quite practical styles are the formula for the perfect suit. The fashion designer himself knows a lot about not only fashion, but also understands the restaurant and hotel business, cinema and art. You can get to know the celebrity a little closer by reading this article.
Pierre Cardin was born on the second of July 1922 in an Italian commune called San Biagio di Call alta, which is located in the province of Treviso, Venice. Already in childhood, the future designer knew perfectly well what he could win over many and how to leave a mark on this world.
So, from the age of fourteen, Pierre learned the art of cutting and tailoring from a local tailor, moonlighting as an apprentice. The creator quickly and perfectly applied the acquired knowledge in practice. He worked as a theater designer and created costumes for a number of productions, while at the same time being listed in the Red Cross department. In 1946 he sewed suits formovie "Beauty and the Beast" by Jean Cocteau.
The end of the Second World War awakened a desire for change, which led Cardin to move to the romantic and free French city of Paris. Here, for three years, the young man worked in the studio of the already famous fashion designer Christian Dior. The experience gained within the walls of this fashion house had a significant impact on the future of the budding designer.
The start of the journey
1950 - the year of foundation of his own fashion house. After several years of painstaking work, the world saw the premiere of Pierre Cardin clothes - these were luxurious ballroom dresses. Audiences and critics were pleasantly surprised by what they saw. Ladies could purchase a demi-season coat with futuristic abstractions.
In 1954, a unique concept of a balloon dress was demonstrated at the speci alty women's fashion store Eva, which brought unprecedented popularity to the fashion designer. Then Pierre Cardin creates clothes for men. At first, the line consisted of extravagant ties with floral print shirts. The novelties could be seen in Cardin's new "Adam" store.
The debut ready-to-wear collection for women "Pierre Cardin" was presented in 1959 in the Paris department store Printemps. The show caused delight, and the couturier received well-deserved praise.
The Space Age collection conveyed an extraordinary vision of the future of fashion. White knitted stockings, tabards over leggings and a “tubular” style found a place here.dresses. Four years later, Pierre created his own cardin fabric, using heavy-duty fibers and interspersed with various geometric patterns.
Enter new segments
In 1966, the designer became interested in the children's world, after which a children's boutique was opened. The show featured triplets.
And not only innovations for kids. Pierre was one of the first to become seriously interested in denim and used denim in his models. In the seventies, he even designed for NASA. Cardin was the only person to try on the spacesuit of Neil Armstrong himself, in which the astronaut stepped on the moon.
Created for the theatre. He created costumes for the incredible plays "The Lady of the Camellias" (Broadway) and "Portrait" (Nina Chusova's Free Theatre). Also, his refined taste and extraordinary look is noticeable in the film "Ladies Tailor" by Jean Boyer.
The fashion designer has patented the following elements, without which no fashionista or fashionista can live:
- colorful stockings;
- mini sundresses;
- floral art ties;
- long jackets with no collar;
- skinny pants with buttons.
Also considered a pioneer in the unisex world. What can I say, the couturier definitely knows his stuff.
Clothes "Pierre Cardin" first conquered the Eastern markets: Japan, China and Russia. Up to this point, the described zones were considered unpromising and had nothing to do with the fashion world.
For his invaluable contribution to the development of art, Pierre has received many awards:
- Commander of the Order of the Legion of Honor.
- Commander of the National Order of Merit.
- SEP Big Gold Medal.
- Order of Merit, third class in Ukraine.
- Order of Francysk Skaryna.
- Order of Friendship.
The fashion designer is an honorary member of the French Academy of Fine Arts, the Russian Academy of Arts and a Goodwill Ambassador of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
The Victoria and Albert Museum of London organized a retrospective exhibition of Pierre Cardin clothing. One hundred outstanding models from different periods of his work were presented at the event.
Pierre Cardin today
The fashionable avant-garde artist found himself in other areas as well. His property includes numerous properties near the Elysee Palace in the eighth Parisian arrondissement, the Espacee Pierre Cardin theater complex (formerly Café des Ambassadeurs), and the Maxim restaurant.
Although a man is over 90 years old, he still manages to create, and the world pleases both women's and men's clothing "Pierre Cardin" Many are interested in who will go to such an influential fashion house (it is interesting that Gucci and LVMH Corporation). And Pierre will pull the intrigue to the last.